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Dr. Nicole M. Guidotti-Hernández is Professor of English at Emory University.

On fellowship at Harvard’s Charles Warren Center for American history during the academic year 2019-2020, Professor Guidotti-Hernández was a faculty member at UT Austin from 2012-2019 and the inaugural chair of the Department of Mexican American and Latina/o Studies. She started her academic career at the University of Arizona from 2003-2011.

Her book titled Unspeakable Violence: Remapping U.S. and Mexican National Imaginaries, Duke University Press (2011) was a finalist for the 2012 Berkshire Women’s History First Book Prize, won the MLA Chicana/o and Latina/o Prize in Literary and Cultural Studies for 2012. The book has received many favorable reviews.

She has published in journals such as Women’s Studies International Forum, ELN, Social Text, American Quarterly, Cultural Dynamics, Feminist Formations, The Latin Americanist, and Latino Studies, where her article “Dora the Explorer, Constructing “Latinidades” and the Politics of Global Citizenship” is one of the most downloaded articles in the history of the journal. She is also the co-editor Radical History Review special issue number 123 entitled “Sexing Empire.”

As a public intellectual, Dr. Guidotti-Hernández has written numerous articles for the feminist magazine Ms. and the feminist blog The Feminist Wire, covering such topics as immigration, reproductive rights, and the Dream act. She also sits on the national advisory council for theMs. and is currently on the national advisory council for Freedom University in Athens, Georgia.

She has just completed her second book entitled Archiving Mexican Masculinities (Duke UP) and actively mentors graduate and undergraduate students in her areas of research.

Research Interests

Latinx Literature and Cultural Studies, American Literature, Transnational Feminisms, Latinx Studies, and Borderlands History after 1846.